August 9 – August 11 1855

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August 55

good for he had been stealing
money out of draw I then told
him if ever I heard a word that
he said about me. I would pun
ish him for it & that I ment to
make him eat his words what
he had said about me. I dard
to repeat it. he was a fraid to
say one word even— so I wrote
a letter to H.P. stating to him my
troubles & for Jack to come up, allso
my 21rst letter to my wife & all
three of us went down to the point
I maild the letters & pd pr$ & John
got a letter cost 1/4$ from H.P. stati
ng that were all well & that he was
a candidate for the senate & wou
ld be elected & we got gold 27$ —

Fr 10           up this morning be fore sun
rise & calld the rest up we went
to work but it was not long before the
muddy water came down on us —
my friend Duesler & shaw came
up early. I threw off my rubber

August 55

cloths & we three went up to the pl
ace where they we using it i told
them a gain you had stopd us from
work 7 our hose was chokd with
mud this morning. They had a rife
le revolver & Dirk knife each, I told
them they seemd to be well and
as to my part I had nothing but i
said to them that I would try them
for stealing a peanal affence. I got
Duesler to look at the position of the
water & ditches & reservoy & so they
did not muddy our water this af
ter noon. I suppose they did not work
we got gold 17 1/2$ ——–

Sat 11         we fixed for cleaning up bed
rock & did so got gold 32$. the
men did not muddy our
water but a short time this
a.m. after supper all three
went down to the point, to get
2 picks & hatchett sharpd I pd
Thompson 80$ of the 104$ that i
had Borrowd & joind the wk cost
4$ we then came home

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